Mayor Kelly Updates Chattanooga’s COVID Executive Order, Still Requires Masks In City Buildings

With The Expiration Of State And County Pandemic Restrictions, Mayor Tim Kelly Issued An Updated Executive Order On Friday To Modify The City’s Guidance On COVID-19 Precautions And Procedures.

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Counties Across Tennessee Choose To Extend or End Mask Mandates

On Friday, Governor Bill Lee Made An Update To His Original Mask Mandate Order, Allowing Local Authorities To Make The Decision To Enforce Wearing Them Or Not.

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Shelby County Schools Reinstate In-Person Learning For Students

After Being Out Of The Classroom For Almost A Full Year, Some Students In Shelby County Are Headed Back Into The Building. This Move Means Every System In The State Will Now Offer In-Person Learning Again.

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Tennessee is Removing Restrictions for Visiting Long-Term Care Facilities

On Wednesday, The State Of Tennessee Decided To Lift Restrictions On Visiting Long-Term Care Facilities, Such As Nursing Homes.

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Tennessee Pushes Ahead With In-Person Testing, Remote Learners Included, During Pandemic

While At Least Six States Are Seeking To Cancel Student Testing This Spring As The Pandemic Grinds On, Tennessee Isn’t Wavering In Its Plan To Give Tests In-Person To Most Of Its Nearly 1 Million Students.

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Court Docket Backlog In Tennessee Could Continue

Court Dockets Across Tennessee Have Been Stalled For Months, And It Could Be Several More Months Before They Return To Normal. Even Though The Tennessee Supreme Court Was Able To Relieve Some COVID Restrictions After A Recent Decline In Cases, It Could Still Take Months For The Court System To Get Back On A Normal Schedule.

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Nearly A Year Into School Closures, California Group Warns Of Harm To Students

An Unprecedented Education Crisis Exists In California After Nearly One Year Of Public Schools Remaining Closed, The Parent Union Argues.

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Bill Filed For Constitutional Amendment To Limit Emergency Powers Of Federal & State Officials in Tennessee

Senator Mark Pody Has Filed A Resolution With The Tennessee Senate To Add An Amendment To The Tennessee Constitution To Limit The Emergency Powers Of Federal And State Officials.

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Governor Lee Presents Nearly $42B Budget In State Of The State Address

Touting His Administration’s Commitment To Personal Freedoms And Local Control Throughout The Pandemic, Lee Proposed A $41.8 Billion Budget Monday Night In His State Of The State Address.

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Country Music Artist Faces Cancellations, Social Media Scorn For Breaking COVID Protocols

Morgan Wallen, Growing Country Music Celebrity From East Tennessee, Dropped From SNL & Record Label, Faces Social Media Backlash For Breaking COVID-19 Protocols, But Amid Controversy Song & Album Sales Spike 339% In Less Than A Week.

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